birthmark

noun
birth·mark | \ˈbərth-ˌmärk \

Definition of birthmark 

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

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Surgery later revealed that Enzo’s birthmark was a harmless Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, which can form in the womb early in development, according to the Association for Large Nevi and Related Disorders. Caitlin Keating, PEOPLE.com, "Mom Paints Large Birthmark on Her Face to Match Son: 'I Have Never Treated Him as Different'," 22 May 2018 Surgery later revealed that Enzo’s birthmark was a harmless Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, which can form in the womb early in development, according to the Association for Large Nevi and Related Disorders. Caitlin Keating, ajc, "Mom paints large birthmark on her face to match son: 'I have never treated him as different'," 22 May 2018 Their birthmarks and their IQs (148) were identical. refinery29.com, "The Extremely Dark Side To The Buzzy Documentary Three Identical Strangers," 28 June 2018 The 18-year-old has recently gone viral for her method of covering her birthmark in glitter, turning it into a work of art. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "Teenager Uses Glitter Makeup to Embrace Facial Birthmark," 13 June 2018 Sophie’s pediatrician initially thought the birthmarks were tumors. Michelle Boudin, PEOPLE.com, "Family Rallies Around 5-Year-Old with Disease That Causes Tumors to Grow All Over Her Body," 29 Mar. 2018 Also known by its brand names — PicoWay, PicoSure, and Pico Genesis — the pico can zap away sun spots, scars, and birthmarks on pretty much any skin tone — something most dermatologists agree wasn’t possible five years ago. Jessica Chia, Allure, "Dermatologists Explain the Best Laser Treatments for Dark Skin Tones," 19 Apr. 2018 From my baby pictures until present day, my birthmark has been a permanent part of my face’s topography. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "I Tormented Myself Over the Mole on My Face for Years—Then Came Instagram," 22 Mar. 2018 According to the Cleveland Clinic, the cause is unknown but a limb is usually larger and is stained with red and purple birthmarks involving blood vessels. Melanie Dadourian, Fox News, "A woman mocked for her ugly leg takes revenge and becomes a model," 20 Mar. 2018

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1580, in the meaning defined above

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birthmark

noun

English Language Learners Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark that is present on the skin from the time when someone is born

birthmark

noun
birth·mark | \ˈbərth-ˌmärk \

Kids Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth

birthmark

noun
birth·mark | \ˈbərth-ˌmärk \

Medical Definition of birthmark 

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

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